Walk Into Light [Vinyl LP] Import
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IAN ANDERSON Walk Into Light (1983 UK 10-track LP glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has a little light wear to the opening edge but is otherwise in excellent condition; the vinyl looks barely played CDL1443)
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I can remember the day in 1983 when I purchased the record from Subway Records in Brighton and at the time feeling rather upset by the look of the cover. I felt sure that soundwise it was going to be similar to Tull's controversial 1980 'A' album which I was almost violently anti at the time. Even a friend of mine who I was with at the time refused to stand next to me in the queue such was the unfashionable look of the album cover and indeed the name Ian Anderson.
However, I went ahead with the purchase and now some 23 years on I think it a very good album packed with some very good songs and tunes. Yes, some of the keyboards and drum machine sounds do seem a bit dated now but somehow Ian Anderson gets away with it and the songs still manage to sound good. At the time Anderson was working with keyboardist Peter Vettese and to be honest the collection of songs is more a joint effort between the two of them rather than an absolute Ian Anderson solo effort.Read more ›
Peter Vitesse really adds something and Ian Anderson really tried to do something different.
Tracks such as End Game, Toad In The Hole and Looking For Eden are three of the less obvious but excellent tracks.
At first, there was huge disappointment from the fan-base. What went wrong? Had Ian fallen under the spell of Vetesse and Moog?
But then the songs took hold. Of course, the sound was very different, the electronic sound a little overpowering, but what would Tull's music have been without experimentation? We'd still be listening to 'White Man's Blues'... or not! (Would Tull have survived without testing new sounds? I doubt it)
Once you get beyond the shock of how different this is from the late '70s sound, you realise that it echoes 'Under Wraps' and some of the hints we had in 'Broadsword'.
Fly by Night is catchy and punchy, end game has a moody quality, and "Looking for Eden" is possibly in my top 10 of Anderson's lyrical skills.
"I'd rather look around me and find a better song,
'cause that's the honest measure of my worth"
All-in-all, an essential addition to a Tull collector's library, but not one to keep on the shelf for the sake of completeness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ian Anderson with or without the band, what a great entertaining musician.Published 5 months ago by Robert Spicer
The album "Walk Into Light" was the first officially released solo album by Ian Anderson, known mostly for his work with Jethro Tull. Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2013 by Chika
Those of you, who wants to know whether this is a remaster or not, please note, that this is NOT A REMASTER, this is just a RE-ISSUE. The sound here is the same as on 1989 issue.Published on 12 Sept. 2011 by Aleksei Kovalev
I have been searching for a CD copy of this for years, and I'm so pleased it finally got reissued - thank you Ian! Read morePublished on 18 May 2011 by Zuzupants
Released between the Broadsword and the Beast and Underwraps albums and written and played with keyboard player Peter John Vettese, it's not very surprising that this was Ian... Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2011 by Stalker
A GREAT ALBUM FOR ANY TULL FAN ONE NOT TO BE MISSED ABSOLUTLEY FANTASTIC A REAL MUSIC MUST!Published on 19 Feb. 2004 by Amazon Customer